2023 Defender 130 Model Review with Prices, Photos, & Specs

Defender 130 Model Overview at Land Rover Easton

Defender 130

Key Features

  • Starting at $68,000 MSRP*
  • Three rows of seating for up to 8 adults
  • Standard all-wheel drive
  • Twin-speed transfer box
  • Choice of 3.0-liter I6 gasoline engine producing 296 horsepower and 295lb-ft of torque, or a 3.0-liter I6 with mild hybrid system producing 395 horsepower and 406lb-ft of torque
  • LED headlights with Auto High Beam Assist
  • 11.4" Touchscreen with Pivi Pro
  • 3D Surround Camera
  • Wade Sensing
  • Grained leather seat facings, 12-way heated, electric memory front seats with 2-way manual headrests

Defender 130

About the Defender 130

The Defender is built for offroad, no matter which configuration you go for. If you have a lot of gear or people to carry, the Defender 130 is the way to go. A full 13.4 inches longer than a Defender 110, or 15.9 inches longer than the Discovery, the Defender 130 offers the most third-row space of any Land Rover, and the most cargo space behind those seats as well. Fold both back rows of seats down and you have a massive 80.9 cubic feet of cargo space, enough for a truly epic off-road adventure. Land Rover’s long list of accessories and equipment for the Defender carries over to the Defender 130 as well, so you can be even better prepared for all sorts of conditions.

What the Critics Say

In addition to the extended space, the third row offers available creature comforts such as heated seats, storage spaces, padded armrests and USB-C ports; ventilation is also offered in each of the SUV’s three rows. An available four-zone climate control system can be found in the 130 that’s not yet offered on other Defenders, and a panoramic moonroof comes standard with a separate moonroof above the third row.” — Cars.com
Shoppers have plenty of Defender versions to choose from, whether you're more inclined to conquer uncharted terrain or tame the urban maze. There are two-door and four-door models, three engine choices and several corresponding trim levels. There's even a new long-wheelbase three-row model, dubbed the Defender 130, debuting for 2023. Whichever Defender you choose, we're confident you'll be just as impressed as we are, as evidenced by our Expert Rating” — Edmunds

Defender 130 Features

Defender 130 Offroad

Built For Adventure

The Land Rover brand is built on impressive offroading ability, and the Defender is the most offroad-focused model in the lineup. The Defender 130 add to this by not only giving you more space for hauling gear and/or people, but height-adjustable air suspension is standard on the 130 and only the 130. This greatly improves offroading ability by incearing ground clearance, a vital component of traversing rough terrain. Land Rover builds several models that are capable of reaching an 8,200lb towing capacity, depending on the powertrain you select. But the Defender 130 is the only model that hits this figure no matter the powertrain.

Defender 130 Interior

Configure it Your Way

The Defender lineup already offered many choices for your perfect configuration, but there are so many more options available to make your Defender 130 exactly what you need. There are four trims, two drivetrains, four accessory packs, four appearance packs, and quite a few individual options. Land Rover knows that the Defender is used for a wide variety of different applications, and that a wide range of configurations will be a big help with this. That’s why the Explorer Pack comes with extra gear-carrying options like side-mounted lockable and waterproof storage boxes, as well as a lightweight roof rack, while the Country Pack comes with a portable rinse system and a cargo space partition that allows you to carry animals without it coming at the expense of your interior.

Defender 130 Interior

Comfortable Interior

Those who aren’t familiar with Land Rover might think that comfort and utility are mutually exclusive, but the Defender proves that this just isn’t true. The interior is spacious, even for those sitting in the third row, a huge advantage over other three-row SUVs. The front seats are heated 12-way power adjustable with optional Windsor leather. The 11.4-inch touchscreen that is optional on other Defender models is standard on the 130, and there is an optional refrigerator for the front center console. You can also get the Cold Climate Pack, which adds a heated steering wheel, heated washer jets, and a heated windshield.

Trims & Specs

Defender 130

Defender 130

Starting at $68,000 MSRP*

  • Electronic Air Suspension with Adaptive Dynamics
  • LED headlights with Auto High Beam Assist
  • Wade Sensing
  • Lane Keep Assist
  • 11.4″ Touchscreen with Pivi Pro
Defender 130 X-Dynamic

Defender 130 X-Dynamic

Starting at $78,300 MSRP*

  • 3.0-liter I6 with mild hybrid system producing 395 horsepower and 406lb-ft of torque
  • Interactive Driver Display
  • Heated, electric, power fold door mirrors with approach lights and auto-dimming
  • Traffic Sign Recognition and Adaptive Speed Limiter
  • Terrain Response® 2
Defender 130 First Edition

Defender 130 First Edition

Starting at $84,700 MSRP*

  • Meridian Sound System 400W with 10 speakers plus subwoofer
  • Wireless device charging
  • Premium LED headlights with signature DRL
  • 20" Style 5098 wheels, Polished Silver
  • Front center console refrigerator compartment
Defender 130 X

Defender 130 X

Starting at $99,900 MSRP*

  • Electronic Active Differential
  • All Terrain Progress Control (ATPC)
  • Windsor leather with Steelcut Premium Textile 14-way heated and cooled electric memory front seats with 4-way manual headrests
  • 20" Style 5095 wheels, Diamond Turned with Gloss Dark Grey contrast
  • Orange brake callipers

*Starting at price shown is Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price. Excludes destination/handling charge ($1,175 for Range Rover Evoque and Discovery Sport, $1,275 for Range Rover Velar, $1,475 for New Range Rover, New Range Rover Sport, Discovery and Defender), tax, title, license, and retailer fees, all due at signing, and optional equipment. Base Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price excludes destination/handling charge and may include optional equipment but excludes tax, title, license, and retailer fees, all due at signing. Total Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price includes destination/handling charge and may include optional equipment but excludes tax, title, license, and retailer fees, all due at signing. Retailer price, terms and vehicle availability may vary. See your local authorized Land Rover Retailer for details.